Archive | July, 2009

Ask My Mom How She Is

Sent to me by My dear friend Rachael McLamb.. Ask My Mom How She Is My Mom, she tells a lot of liesshe never did beforeFrom now until she dies,she’ll tell a whole lot moreAsk my mom how she isand because she can’t explain,She will tell a little liebecause she can’t describe the pain.Ask my […]

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Talking to Pokey

I woke up late this morning and as I was coming out of my room I heard my youngest son talking away. About the time I was in the hall and about to step into the livingroom where he was I heard him say”Pokey” and I stopped. He was talking to his brother and I […]

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People Come and Go

When we lost Micheal we were flooded with people coming with comfort and offers of help. The day after the funeral though the house was quiet. No more visitors or calls. My husband called it the vacuum. And I understood to some extent. Grief is a messy business. People don’t know what to say so […]

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Waking up…

I was out running errands this morning and the John Mayer song “Dreaming with a Broken Heart” came on. Now I have heard this song 100s of times but today the words hit me different. “When you’re dreaming with a broken heart the waking up is the hardest part.” Never have truer words been spoken. […]

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Rubberbands….

Everyone has a habit that is a little different or strange. That little thing that they do that make people wonder why they do it. Pokey always wore a rubberband on his wrist. Not sure why or how it started. It was just something he had done since early high school. About the same time […]

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The Gold Star in the Window…

@RTRViews: Have I told you lately what an incredible person you are? I’m praying for the 7 families. You are my inspiration. I received this message on twitter from a very kind man who I admire and respect a great deal. I have heard similar things from others and every time I do I want […]

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Happy 4th of July

Just like most Americans we are planning a BBQ and a trip out this evening to watch the fireworks. But I want to stop for a moment and remind everyone why we celebrate this day. Independence Day.. On July 4th 1776 the first Continental Congress drafted the Declaration of Independence. It would be several more […]

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